nix the diet coke malkavian....really not good for anyone.
I drink anywhere from 4 - 8 cups of coffee a day..depending on my social activities.
If I'm flaring, however, I do lessen the intake somewhat just because it can trigger increased peristalsis...depends on if I'm home or not.
Regarding the Rowasa...you should be on nightly until you're "normal"...then taper and remain on the every second night for at least 3 weeks...etc. It's a process that your gut controls, no matter how fast you think you should taper.
A very humbling fact that I sometimes ignore.
The tapering process will get you to a maintenance level...it's "said" that twice a week is optimum maintenance. If you're not comfortable using the 4g for longer periods, there is a 2g dosage.
Keep us posted as to the enemas are going for you.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!